Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Highlighting with Shimmerz

Hello! Christine here with a project that I created for last week's Creative Therapy prompt. It asked "Are you proud of who you are?" and the following project is my interpretation of it. I will also share how I highlighted different elements on this project using different Shimmerz products.

I used a piece of cardboard as the foundation for this project, and I used Before Dawn Vibez to add some color to the distressed edges of the cardboard. To complement the raw color of the cardboard, I splattered some Penny Pincher and Before Dawn Vibez onto it before laying down the papers and embellishments.

Next, I highlighted the harlequin patterned paper by painting some Coal Shimmerz paint onto the black diamonds. I love how it brings attention to the pattern in a pretty, shimmery way!

Next, I painted the metal nameplate with gesso and covered that with Coal Shimmerz paint for a distressed look. I included vintage flowers painted with Angel Wings Shimmerz and Gold Glimmer Blingz, and finished the project with some crinkled seam binding ribbons that was "aged" with some Penny Pincher Vibez.

I hope that this gives you some ideas for highlighting some elements on your next project! Thanks for visiting today, and I hope you continue to enjoy the creative process using Shimmerz!


Jocelyn said...

Oh this is sooooo pretty!!! Love it and I adore how you used the cardboard for the background!!! So inspiring!!!

Francie Horton said...

Excellent use of the shimmerz to add a subtle richness. Beautiful project, as well. :)

Stac said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the boldness of colors that you chose.

Roberta said...

I really love this page! Excellent use of the shimmerz!